I am one of those with a "Gland Problem" actually its the autoimmune disease sarcoidosis
My problem is stupid doctors that only believe that my weight problem is caused by over eating and being lazy.
These same doctors are so stupid that they can not read the reports in my medical records that show that i have been DX by specialist with a number of
disorders caused by my sarcoidosis including neurosarcoidosis that caused peripheral neuropathy(sarcoid neuropathy) and leaves me with pain like i am
walking barefoot on broken glass. it has also left me with servere fibromyalgia.
The sarcoidosis has also attacked my endocrine system and is the direct cause of my weight problem
Diferant specialist from UCLA working for the VA have DXed these disorders and they are on my VA medical records.
and all my doctors can bring them up with just a mouse click, But some never do.
But at the same time i have primary care doctors working for the VA that tell me that i am lazy, not in pain, that fibromyalgia is not a real
disorder, and put things in my records like that i am a drug seeker that i am not following a diet to lose weight and not taking medical advice.
I wonder how many of the people that are overweight have disorders that the doctors,
never looked for.
are not treating properly
dismissed as not real.
or never cared if there was another problem.
Many people believe what there doctors tell them even when its wrong or bad advice.
Many never question there doctors when the doctors tell them that nothing is wrong.
I was a EMT for 40 years and have seen doctors screw up so many times i question everything i feel is wrong
Guess what i am right 90% of the time and when i am wrong i still find i was right in questioning the doctors because they still find other things
that need treatment.
I now have a doctor that made the comment that i know more about sarcoidosis then he does and he is a chest specialist that treats that type of
I think i will keep him for a while as he is willing to learn as he treats me. .